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Schedule a COVID Test

Upstate offers several locations for COVID testing.

NYS Fairgrounds Infirmary (581 State Fair Blvd, 13209)

An appointment is required at the Upstate COVID collection site at the NYS Fairgrounds Infirmary. This site is convenient for individuals who prefer to schedule an appointment in advance, at a time that is most convenient for them. 

Saliva COVID tests are available for individuals ages 16 and under at this site, Monday through Thursday. To be eligible for saliva testing, you cannot have brushed your teeth or used mouthwash for 3 hours prior to the test, and you cannot eat, drink, smoke, vape, chewed gum, had a mint or lozenge for 30 minutes prior to the test.

Fairgrounds Infirmary Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm (closed for lunch 12-12:30pm), Saturday, 8:00am-1:00pm

***The Fairgrounds Infirmary will be open on Sundays in January 2022 from 8:00am-1:00pm***

There are several options for scheduling a COVID test at the Fairgrouns Infirmary:

  • If you have an Upstate MyChart account, you can sign into your account (mychart.upstate.edu) and self-schedule a test. You cannot self-schedule a same day test.
  • If you do not have an Upstate MyChart account, you can visit mychart.upstate.edu. Click on the “COVID Test Scheduling (Non-MyChart Patients)” button to schedule your test online. You cannot self-schedule a same day test.
  • You may call 315-464-2778, press 0 and follow the prompts (there may be a call wait time).
  • You may email covidtesting@upstate.edu and include your legal name, date of birth, and phone number. You will receive a call back to schedule and register for your test.

Upstate Community Hospital, Physician Office Building South, Suite 1K (4900 Broad Rd, Syracuse, 13215)

The Upstate COVID testing site at Suite 1K offers in-person testing, with no appointment required. Individuals come into the hospital to sign in and then return to their cars to safely register and speak to a nurse by phone. Once individuals are registered and the nurse assessment is complete, they return to the suite for the test. Walk-ins are welcome at this testing site.

Suite 1K Testing Site Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm (closed for lunch 1-1:30pm)

Saliva COVID tests are available for individuals ages 16 and under at this site, Monday through Thursday. To be eligible for saliva testing, you cannot have brushed your teeth or used mouthwash for 3 hours prior to the test, and you cannot eat, drink, smoke, vape, chewed gum, had a mint or lozenge for 30 minutes prior to the test.

 

To get to Suite 1K from the Upstate Community Hospital parking garage, go to the first floor of the parking garage.

  • You will see signs near the elevators that provide the registration phone number to call.
  • If you do not see the sign, go down the ramp into the hospital and you will see a security guard at a table who will provide you with the registration phone number to call.
  • Go back to your car and call to register for a test.
  • Stay in your car. After you register, a nurse will call you to complete an assessment.
  • Do not come into Suite 1K until the nurse tells you to. On busy days, the nurse may tell you to wait in your car an additional period of time to prevent lines in the hallway.
  • Once the nurse tells you to come into Suite 1K, enter through the first floor of the parking garage, go down the ramp into the hospital, and stop at the security guard table. The security guard will provide you with a new mask and direct you to Suite 1K.

To get to Suite 1K from the sliding doors to the right of the Emergency Room entrance, go through the outer doors and turn right. Keep going 15 feet until you see the security guard at the desk on your right.

 

 

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